Tag: Hudson Valley region

18
May
18
May

Congratulations to Daniela M. on booking the IMPAIRED DRIVING PSA!

Congratulations to Daniela M. on booking the IMPAIRED DRIVING PSA!  This is her second booking in a row and definitely not the last.  Thank you for always making BreakThrough proud!

 

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09
Apr

Feature Film casting in Albany, NY

We were absolutely THRILLED with the wonderful turnout on Thursday at our feature film audition in Albany.  Great talent in this area!  Thank you to Steven O’Connor, Carolyn Cocca, James Pentaudi, Debby Goedeke and Heidi Elizabeth Philipsen for your kindness and generosity.  BreakThrough loves Albany!!!

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10
Mar

Casting Standardized Patients

CASTING Standardized Patients!!!

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine- Middletown, NY is currently seeking actors for their Standardized Patient Program.  Rate is $25/hour.  For more info send headshot/resume requesting detailed info to:

email- johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

subject line- TouroCOM Middletown

05
Feb

Music Video Principal Casting: TRUST, “Capitol”

DIRECTOR:  Will Joines

ARTIST:  Trust (Canadian)

TRACK:  “Capitol”

LABEL:  Arts & Crafts

SHOOT:  Feb 22 & 23

LOCATION:  NYC

RATE:  $200 +10% Agency Fee (total for both days)

 

VIDEO SUMMARY:
The video will feature a mysterious Girl who transcends the viewer
into a dream like world. She is enigmatic and pensive, and her
curiosity leads us through a visceral, dream-like journey through both
natural and digital environments. The video will be filled with
surreal imagery where colored smoke, floating geometric shapes and
dancing glowing figures pervade beautiful natural landscapes and dark
mysterious spaces where the lines of reality become blurred.

 

Please submit current headshots/comp cards/updated resumes/links to work.  ****ALL IMAGES & RESUMES MUST BE LABELED with your FULL NAME.  Email materials and inquiries to:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com

Click to view:  Trust_Casting_References-GIRL

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09
Jan

WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!!!!

New Year — New Web Site!

Welcome to our newly designed web site!  We’re so proud of it as it better represents who we are and what we do.  Good work stems from the amazing team behind it.   While the design of the website was born from our collective vision of how best to project BreakThrough, Dana and Brian Lockhart were instrumental in collecting those ideas and having them perform as we like to think we do; quickly, efficiently and beautifully. Thank you to you both.

Thank you Cliff Vick for your support, assistance and friendship.

We are looking forward to 2014 but not without a re-cap of 2013!

2013 was a turning point for BreakThrough.  We kicked off the year with the addition of Johanna Tacadena as partner.  Johanna took off running and quickly put her fingerprint on our casting calls and submissions.  Our testimonials reflect Johanna’s impact on how we do business.  Because she is a working actor, she is a constant resource to actors on how to improve their tools, craft, and ultimately book the job!

We had an incredible summer with the honor of working on 2 indie films:  COLD IN JULY and HITS

Thank you to Amy Hutchings for the partnership on COLD IN JULY.  Because of your generosity and trust, we had an experience of a lifetime and met incredible people.

To Jim Mickle:  An amazing, hands-on director that we absolutely loved working with.  You have our un-ending support with COLD IN JULY and all future projects.

To the COLD IN JULY production team:  Thank you for showing us what a tight, efficient team looks like.  The entire production was a master class on so many levels.  Hoping our paths cross again.

During the production of COLD IN JULY, we were called upon to assist with HITS, directed by David Cross.  We reached out to Dana Lockhart for assistance which was another turning point for BreakThrough.  Dana did an incredible job and did it with respect and kindness for everyone – every day.  We quickly realized that we needed Dana on our team permanently.  We offered her partnership and lucky for us, she said YES!  Dana represents our vision.  Do excellent work, have fun doing it and do it with generosity and kindness.   Dana’s skills are limitless:  producer, director, writer, actor and of course casting director — she continues to surprise us every day with her incredible intelligence, insight and outpouring generosity.

Thank you to the HITS production team.  If there is a template on how to make a good movie that includes everyone on set enjoying themselves while trusting that each role of production is performing at their best, well this is the film and these are the people who make it happen.  Congratulations on being tapped for Sundance, it is well-deserved!

Thanks to the Screen Actors Guild

LIKE A DRUM/Guy Sebastian music video production team, thank you. A perfect example of how a production can benefit by filming in the Hudson Valley.  Middletown, NY proved to be a most accommodating city towards production.  Mayor Joe DeStefano and Maria Bruni jumped into action to provide the shoot access and ease of filming as did Jennifer D’Andrea of the Orange County Arts Council/Orange County NY Film Office.  The video is beautiful as a result.  Guy Sebastian will be playing at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café to perfectly complement all of our 2013 ventures.

 

 TO OUR NEW CLIENTS:

We value every relationship and appreciate the trust you placed in us this year.  It is our pleasure to add the following clients to our roster:

Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley

Ellenbogen Creative Media

Elant

Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Nebrasky Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Focus Media

Orange Regional Medical Center

Ashworth Creative

TEG Federal Credit Union

Xerox

Velocity Communications

Veria Living

Rich Kaelin, Kaelin Motion Productions

United Services Administrations

Strategic Advantage International

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CLIENTS THAT HAVE BEEN WITH US FROM THE BEGINNING:

Dina Pace Shackelford, Pace Productions

Ed Roy, J6 Media Works

 

TO OUR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:

Growing our community relationships was a highlight this year and something close to BreakThrough’s vision.  It has been a pleasure working with and getting to know the following organizations:

BCDF PICTURES

HUDSON VALLEY FILM COMMISSION

ORANGE COUNTY NY FILM OFFICE

NYWIFT

UPSATE INDEPENDENTS  

UPWIFT (Heidi Philipsen, Amy Hutchings, Heidi Eklund, Jane Cottrell, Meira Blaustein, Tracy Cring, Gaby Allen)

WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL

HOBOKEN FILM FESTIVAL

To all the ACTORS that shared their talent and passion with us – THANK YOU.  None of this would be possible without you.  Thank you for your support and for sharing BreakThrough’s story.  Here’s to more work in the Hudson Valley and beyond!

 

SPECIAL MENTION TO:   

Jason Fisch, Fisch Internet Solutions

Heidi Eklund

Paul Dekaj of Noble Coffee Roasters

Oscar Rivas, Rivaucci

“Gold” Wilkerson

Matt Dorcas, ND Pro Media

Nuby DeLeon, ND Pro Media

Gloria Bonelli

Jillian Fisher

Philip Russo

Elijah Kim, Elijah Kim Photography

John Cole, John Cole Photos

Tom Moore, Tom Moore Photo

Cristina Parvu, Parvu PR

Kevin Craig West

Tina Disisto

Terry Leroy

Marion

Rose McGregor

Tony Garnier

James Horvath

 

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS:

Thanks to the following special people for helping with the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Project:

 

Lorenzo & Eufemia Tacadena of Far East Mart for organizing Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Johanna, Laurie & Addie Tacadena

Elvie & Jimmy Abordo

Gawad Kalinga

RDR Cargo

Barbara Sklar, Relay for Relief

Sandra Riley

Steven O’Connor

Yoel Emmanuel

Jon Cring

EVERYONE WHO GAVE DONATIONS AND SUPPORT

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

AARON BERK & ERIC LARSON:  For all your support from the rooftop to sharing your talents – Love

FRANK BARRIERA, 6th Planet PRODUCTIONS:  Thanks for the never-ending support, inspiration and love.

MICHAEL WALTERS:  Thanks for always being available when the phone rang and for supporting us now and always.

JULIANNA AUSTIN:  Thank you for your help with social media and for keeping us on the pulse of what’s trending, hip, and cool — like you!

ANNA GALLIO:  Thanks for the last minute tweets, twits, whatever they’re called.  For always being there- no matter what.

BRETT GALLIO:   You saved our Skype audition day- thank you!

BRIAN GALLIO:   Hearing you say you’re proud of BreakThrough is almost as good as hearing you play your music.

TO OUR FRIENDS & FAMILIES:   Thank you for putting up with our schedules and for loving us unconditionally.

 

 

 

 

09
Jan

Dinner with James Pentaudi of Albany Talent

Had a wonderfully entertaining dinner with the fabulous James Pentaudi of Albany Talent.

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09
Jan

A perfect example of the quality work being produced right in our back yard.  After seeing Dana & Paul perform in BREAKTHROUGH’S Monologue Mixer, Oscar Rivas of Rivaucci booked them as principals for his short film, “Broken Xmas”.  Congratulations to Oscar Rivas and all those involved with this film!

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09
Jan

Callbacks with fellow actors! (2013)

Ran into the talented and dashing fellow Hudson Valley actor, Robert Smith at HOUSE for commercial callbacks.  Love seeing actors hustle!!

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09
Jan